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Erratum: Does the Mean Arterial Pressure Influence Mortality Rate in Patients with Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure under Mechanical Ventilation?

Gjonbrataj J, Kim HJ, Jung HI, Choi WI

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2015 Jul;78(3):302-302.
  • doi: 10.4046/trd.2015.78.3.302
The published article includes an error in Figure 1.
Malignant Mesothelioma Diagnosed by Bronchoscopic Biopsy

Park YH, Choi JW, Jung SO, Cho MJ, Kang DH, Chung CU, Park DI, Moon JY, Park HS, Jung SS, Kim JO, Kim SY, Lee JE

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2015 Jul;78(3):297-301.
  • doi: 10.4046/trd.2015.78.3.297
Malignant mesothelioma is a rare malignant neoplasm that arises from mesothelial surfaces of the pleural cavity, peritoneal cavity, tunica vaginalis, or pericardium. Typically, pleural fluid cytology or closed pleural biopsy,...
Lung Disease Caused by Mycobacterium malmoense in an Immunocompetent Patient

Jeon MK, Yoon JA, Kim J, Yi S, Sung H, Shim TS, Jo KW

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2015 Jul;78(3):293-296.
  • doi: 10.4046/trd.2015.78.3.293
Mycobacterium malmoense is a very rare cause of lung disease in South Korea. We reported the first case of lung disease caused by M. malmoense in an immunocompetent patient. The...
Extensive Bilateral Lemierre Syndrome due to Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis in a Patient with Lung Adenocarcinoma

Choi BM, Son SW, Park CK, Lee SH, Yoon HK

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2015 Jul;78(3):289-292.
  • doi: 10.4046/trd.2015.78.3.289
Lemierre syndrome (LS) is a septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein (IJV) following an oropharyngeal infection. LS is commonly caused by normal anaerobic flora and treated with appropriate antibiotics...
Fistula Formation between Right Upper Bronchus and Bronchus Intermedius Caused by Endobronchial Tuberculosis: A Case Report

Kim M, Kang ES, Park JY, Kang HR, Kim JH, Chang Y, Choi KH, Lee KM, Kim Y, An JY

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2015 Jul;78(3):286-288.
  • doi: 10.4046/trd.2015.78.3.286
Endobronchial tuberculosis is defined as a tuberculous infection of the tracheobronchial tree and has a prevalence of up to 50% in active pulmonary tuberculosis cases. The most common complication of...
A Case of Statin-Induced Interstitial Pneumonitis due to Rosuvastatin

Kim SY, Kim SJ, Yoon D, Hong SW, Park S, Ock CY

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2015 Jul;78(3):281-285.
  • doi: 10.4046/trd.2015.78.3.281
Statins lower the hyperlipidemia and reduce the incidence of cardiovascular events and related mortality. A 60-year-old man who was diagnosed with a transient ischemic attack was started on acetyl-L-carnitine, cilostazol,...
A Case of Pulmonary Cryptococcosis in an Immunocompetent Male Patient Diagnosed by a Percutaneous Supraclavicular Lymph Node Biopsy

Sung JH, Kim DH, Oh MJ, Lee KJ, Bae YA, Kwon KW, Lee SM, Kang HJ, Choi J

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2015 Jul;78(3):276-280.
  • doi: 10.4046/trd.2015.78.3.276
Cryptococcal pneumonia usually occurs in immunocompromised patients with malignancy, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, organ transplantations, immunosuppressive chemotherapies, catheter insertion, or dialysis. It can be diagnosed by gaining tissues in lung...
Primary Pulmonary Malignant Melanoma: An Unexpected Tumor

Hwang KB, Hwang KE, Jung JW, Oh SJ, Park MJ, Jeong YH, Choi KH, Jeong ET, Kim HR

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2015 Jul;78(3):272-275.
  • doi: 10.4046/trd.2015.78.3.272
Malignant melanoma occurs most frequently on the skin. However, it can also arise in other organs and tissues of the body. Primary pulmonary malignant melanoma is a very rare non-epithelial...
Intrathoracic Desmoid Tumor Presenting as Multiple Lung Nodules 13 Years after Previous Resection of Abdominal Wall Desmoid Tumor

Koo GW, Chung SJ, Kwak JH, Oh CK, Park DW, Kwak HJ, Moon JY, Kim SH, Sohn JW, Yoon HJ, Shin DH, Park SS, Oh YH, Pyo JY, Kim TH

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2015 Jul;78(3):267-271.
  • doi: 10.4046/trd.2015.78.3.267
Desmoid tumors are rare soft tissue tumors considered to have locally infiltrative features without distant metastasis until now. Although they are most commonly intraabdominal, very few cases have extra-abdominal locations....
A Case of Posterior Mediastinal Plasmacytoma Confounded by Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Heo D, Boo KY, Jwa H, Lee HY, Kim J, Kim ST, Seo HM, Han SH, Maeng YH, Lee JH

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2015 Jul;78(3):262-266.
  • doi: 10.4046/trd.2015.78.3.262
Plasmacytomas are extramedullary accumulations of plasma cells originating from soft tissue. Mediastinal plasmacytoma is a rare presentation. A 67-year-old man recovered after antibiotic treatment for community-acquired pneumonia. However, on convalescent...
Loeffler's Syndrome Induced by Ingestion of Urushiol Chicken

Jeong SO, Oh JH, Kwak YM, Lee J, Jang AS, Kim DJ, Park CS

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2015 Jul;78(3):258-261.
  • doi: 10.4046/trd.2015.78.3.258
Eosinophilic lung diseases are heterogeneous disorders characterized by varying degrees of pulmonary parenchyma or blood eosinophilia. Causes of eosinophilic lung diseases range from drug ingestion to parasitic or fungal infection...
First Outcome of MDR-TB among Co-Infected HIV/TB Patients from South-West Iran

Motamedifar M, Ebrahim-Saraie HS, Abadi AR, Moghadam M

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2015 Jul;78(3):253-257.
  • doi: 10.4046/trd.2015.78.3.253
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of mortality among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients and the majority of them occur in developing countries. The aims of the present study...
Tuberculosis in Mexico and the USA, Comparison of Trends Over Time 1990-2010

Hernandez-Garduno E, Mendoza-Damian F, Garduno-Alanis A, Ayon-Garibaldo S

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2015 Jul;78(3):246-252.
  • doi: 10.4046/trd.2015.78.3.246
BACKGROUND: The aim was to compare tuberculosis trends in Mexico and United States and to evaluate Mexican diagnostic methods and contact investigation. METHODS: Retrospective comparative study of tuberculosis cases and incidence...
The Therapeutic Effects of Optimal Dose of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in a Murine Model of an Elastase Induced-Emphysema

Kim YS, Kim JY, Huh JW, Lee SW, Choi SJ, Oh YM

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2015 Jul;78(3):239-245.
  • doi: 10.4046/trd.2015.78.3.239
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is characterized by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and small airway remodeling. The alveolar destruction associated with emphysema cannot be repaired by current clinical practices. Stem cell...
Vitamin D Status in South Korean Military Personnel with Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia: A Pilot Study

Jhun BW, Kim SJ, Kim K, Lee JE, Hong DJ

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2015 Jul;78(3):232-238.
  • doi: 10.4046/trd.2015.78.3.232
BACKGROUND: A relationship between low vitamin D levels and the development or outcomes of respiratory diseases has been identified. However, there is no data on the vitamin D status in...
Changes in Diagnostic Methods for Pulmonary Tuberculosis between 2005 and 2013

Ahn B, Kim J, Yoo CG, Kim YW, Han SK, Yim JJ

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2015 Jul;78(3):227-231.
  • doi: 10.4046/trd.2015.78.3.227
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic methods for pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) have recently advanced. The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in TB diagnostic tests that prompted the initiation of anti-TB...
EphA2 Receptor Signaling Mediates Inflammatory Responses in Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Lung Injury

Hong JY, Shin MH, Chung KS, Kim EY, Jung JY, Kang YA, Kim YS, Kim SK, Chang J, Park MS

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2015 Jul;78(3):218-226.
  • doi: 10.4046/trd.2015.78.3.218
BACKGROUND: Eph receptors and ephrin ligands have several functions including angiogenesis, cell migration, axon guidance, fluid homeostasis, oncogenesis, inflammation and injury repair. The EphA2 receptor potentially mediates the regulation of...
Effects of Lupenone, Lupeol, and Taraxerol Derived from Adenophora triphylla on the Gene Expression and Production of Airway MUC5AC Mucin

Yoon YP, Lee HJ, Lee DU, Lee SK, Hong JH, Lee CJ

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2015 Jul;78(3):210-217.
  • doi: 10.4046/trd.2015.78.3.210
BACKGROUND: Adenophora triphylla var. japonica is empirically used for controlling airway inflammatory diseases in folk medicine. We evaluated the gene expression and production of mucin from airway epithelial cells in...
Efficacy of Induced Sputum for the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Adults Unable to Expectorate Sputum

Park JS

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2015 Jul;78(3):203-209.
  • doi: 10.4046/trd.2015.78.3.203
BACKGROUND: Induced sputum (IS) has been used to collect airway secretions in subjects who have inadequate sputum production. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of IS...
Clinical Characteristics of Community-Acquired Viridans Streptococcal Pneumonia

Choi SH, Cha SI, Choi KJ, Lim JK, Seo H, Yoo SS, Lee J, Lee SY, Kim CH, Park JY

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2015 Jul;78(3):196-202.
  • doi: 10.4046/trd.2015.78.3.196
BACKGROUND: Viridans streptococci (VS) are a large group of streptococcal bacteria that are causative agents of community-acquired respiratory tract infection. However, data regarding their clinical characteristics are limited. The purpose...

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